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Dad Wanted MJ to Check into Rehab to Beat His Drug Addiction

by VR Sreeraman on July 21, 2009 at 2:15 PM
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 Dad Wanted MJ to Check into Rehab to Beat His Drug Addiction

Michael Jackson's father Joe wanted his troubled son to check into a rehab to beat his drug addiction, the late singer's friend has revealed.

"Joe Jackson has made no secret of his efforts to step in to get Michael to rehab while he prepared for his London shows," the Daily Star quoted the legend's pal, Terry Harvey as telling Britain's News of the World.

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"Joe wanted to get his son cleaned up as he was so keen to do the family show deal for 2010," Harvey added.

Harvey's statement comes as a surprise, since Joe has been accused of exploiting his children, especially Michael.

However, the friend said that the icon's dad believed that his son was not ready for the strenuous gigs in London.
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"He knew he wasn't ready for these summer shows in London. Joe called him on the phone and said to Michael, 'Let's get it together. Let us help you and clean the house,' "Harvey said.

"Michael said 'Okay' to appease his dad but he didn't even take his words in. By that stage he was an addict.

"He still thought he was the biggest star in the world. He did what he wanted. He felt he wasn't ready to go. Joe went to the house at least three times to intervene, but couldn't get through to his son.

"We had suspicions who was getting him prescription pills, but it was important to stop it first and deal with them later," Harvey added.

Source: ANI
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